Asus Fonepad ME175CG

Specifications

Asus Fonepad ME175CGNotebook: Asus Fonepad ME175CG (Fonepad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2420
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.34kg
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Fonepad ME175CG

70% A well priced tablet with dual-SIM calling and data capabilities
Source: Think Digit English
If you are looking for a tablet which gives you the capability to make calls with its dual-SIM card slots and a decent look in budget price, then the Asus Fonepad 7 is the perfect choice for you. The hardware though, isn't very promising and the tablet is definitely not for the ones who need a device for graphic intensive tasks like gaming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus FonePad 7 (ME175CG)
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
75% Recenzja tabletu Asus Fonepad 7 (ME175CG)
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Odświeżony tabletofon Asusa
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; 3G support; Intel's Atom platform; good price; good color reproduction of the screen; good audio output. Negative: Position of the speakers; narrow viewing angles of the display; thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2014
Asus Fonepad 7 (Me175Cg) – Продуманный До Мелочей
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Robust case; quite high contrast of the display; clear and loud sound of the speakers; good performance; good battery life. Negative: Low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2014

Comment

Model:

The Asus Fonepad 7 is a hybrid worth checking out if you are looking to only carry one all-in-one device. Its 7-inch form factor is easy enough to handle with one hand and allows easier handling when making calls. It sports a 1280 by 800 resolution IPS display, ensuring great viewing angles and a HD display to play your media on.

The processor is somewhat an unorthodox choice. With Intel's Atom Z2420 processor and 1 GB RAM, it isn't necessarily the best performing device but it gets the job done. The processor requires very low power to run, which plays very nicely with the 4270 mAh battery. It will roughly give you around 9 hours of use, which is an impressive number for a tablet this size.

The lack of a back camera might be a deal breaker to some (only the US model comes with it), the front sports a 1.3 MP camera that takes 720p HD video, good for video calls. Getting an Asus Fonepad 7 means also getting a vanilla Android Jellybean experience minus all the bloatware other manufacturers like to install on their devices. It only has 16 GB of storage, which might not seem like much but it does have micro SD support; as well as dual SIM support. This a solid device all around with an affordable price.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z2420: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.34 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 6 (Update: 2014-03- 6)